Program helps preserve Lenexa's neighborhoods

Program helps preserve Lenexa's neighborhoods
Posted on 01/16/2020
House in neighborhood You might spot a Lenexa Community Standards employee walking around a home in your neighborhood over the next couple of months. It’s likely that they’re completing a routine rental property inspection.

Lenexa’s rental licensing and inspection program was adopted and implemented in 2008 to help preserve the city’s neighborhoods. Any time a home or a room is offered for rental, a rental license is required (some exemptions apply). Licensing allows the city to perform complete exterior inspections and an interior inspection at a tenant’s request.

When a property is licensed, the owner is required to have a local point of contact who is responsible for the property. This helps city officials to better communicate about any issues with the property.

Rental inspections are conducted every other year, typically during January and February. Some things our inspectors look for during an inspection include:
  • All exterior components of the home — including roofs, garages, sheds, fences, siding, stairs and foundations — are in good repair and structurally sound.
  • Illegal outdoor storage of items
  • Trash and debris are stored behind the building line or in the garage.
  • Address numbers are posted in the proper location and are visible from the street.
  • Vehicles — including inoperable vehicles, boats, RVs and trailers — are parked in the appropriate locations.
To view our complete rental licensing checklist and learn more, visit

Did you know? There are more than 1,000 rental properties licensed in Lenexa.

Published Jan. 16, 2020